2019 ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

The Montgomery Co. Soil Conservation District together with the Kiwanis Clubs of Clarksville, hosted their 65th Annual Conservation Awards Banquet & Farm-City Program on November 5, 2019.  Each year the District, Downtown Kiwanis, Hilldale Kiwanis, Montgomery Co. Farm Bureau, Montgomery Co. Conservation Club, and the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce recognize those who have shown exceptional efforts in conservation and agriculture, conservation education, and agricultural educational contests in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Soil Conservation District Chairman, Johnny Head and Kiwanis Club Agriculture Committee Chair, Chris Lanier, opened the program welcoming a full crowd.  County Mayor Jim Durrett presented a Proclamation for Nov. 2 – 8, as Soil Conservation & Farm City Week.  The proclamation honors “those that have made outstanding contributions to conservation and agriculture in our community.”

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Wesley Sumner, Johnny Head, Dottie Mann receive Proclamation from County Mayor Durrett.

A special guest appearance and comments were made by Sheldon Hightower, USDA-NRCS State Conservationist. It was a great opportunity to host the State Conservationist in Montgomery County.

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Sheldon Hightower, State Conservationist, USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service

Kiwanis club member, Terri Martin provided the invocation before the meal and Brusharbor Revival Bluegrass Band provided entertainment during the meal.

The 2019 Award Recipients in the following categories are:

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Master Conservationist Award – Tom Cook
presented by John Bartee, Jr., F & M Bank

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Conservation Progress Award – Nick Greene & Sons
presented by Mike Rainey, Legends Bank

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Conservation Educator Award – Megan Clegg, NWHS
presented by Dottie Mann, Hilldale Kiwanis Club

Matt & Deanna Thomas- Farm Family

Outstanding Farm Family Award…………Matt & Deanna Thomas Family
presented by Keith Bennett, Clarksville Chamber of Commerce

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Lester Solomon Award…………….Jesse Reynolds
presented by Steve Taylor, Montgomery Co. Conservation Club

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1st Place Mont. Co. 4-H Team Land Judging Contest
MCHS – Mary Grace Key, Katie McCall, Elayna Martinez, and Datin Pendergrass
presented by Johnny Head for Farm Bureau of Mont. Co.

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1st Place FFA Team Land Judging Contest
CHS – Will Comperry, Megan Summer, Logan Thurman, Nina Cates (not pictured)
presented by Johnny Head for Farm Bureau of Mont. Co.

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Overall Highest Scorer Award for the Mont. Co. Land Judging Contest
Will Comperry, CHS; presented by Johnny Head, Farm Bureau

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2nd place Highest Scorer…………..Devon Bowles, MCHS

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3rd place Highest Scorer……………….Megan Summer, CHS

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Emily Greene, Jacob Nicholson, Devon Bowles, Allie Baccus
presented by Dustin Daniel, Nutrien Ag Solutions

2nd Place 4H Team Land Judging Contest……………….KENWOOD HIGH
Tyarah Yambo, Oliver Hickman, Elana Adkins, Peggy Hinson
(not pictured)

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1st Place Award for Youth Conservation Wildlife Contest
Kiley Poole, CHS FFA
presented by Wesley Sumner, Downtown Kiwanis Club

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2nd Place Award for Youth Conservation Wildlife Contest
Baylon Thomas, Montgomery Co. 4-H
presented by Wesley Sumner

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David E. Hinton Scholarship for 2019 – CHEYENNE PRIEST

We are grateful to those that have continually supported this banquet, so that we may encourage and honor the efforts of our 4-H and FFA students and farmers in Montgomery County! Without you, this would not be possible!

Cumberland Bank & Trust

F & M Bank

Farm Credit

Legends Bank

Planters Bank

2019 Associate Sponsor – Nutrien Ag Solutions

 

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